Nov 232015

The ICMSA Annual  General will take place on Friday at Limerick’s South Court  Hotel. ‘Housekeeping’ in the morning and speeches and Q & As from the President John Comer, Minister Coveney and Commissioner Hogan beginning at 1.30 and finishing with dinner at 4.30.  Besides the disappointment that has been the milk price paid to farmers […read more…]

Nov 092015

Following a meeting with senior officials of the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, the Chairperson of the ICMSA’s Farm and Rural Affairs Committee, Mr. Patrick Rohan, has stated that it is essential that applicants to the various TAMS II Schemes receive prompt approval of valid applications so that necessary works can commence as […read more…]

Nov 062015

Current proposals to change the levels of TB compensation are akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, according to Mr. Pat McCormack, Deputy President and Chairperson of ICMSA’s Dairy Committee and the losses being suffered by farmers will be no less than they are currently under the new proposals.   The proposal for budget […read more…]

Nov 042015

Reacting to the news of Bank of Ireland’s decision to withdraw more services from their customers with their banks, John Comer, President of ICMSA, decried the decision as ridiculous and out of touch with their customers who value the face to face service with their bank. This decision is yet another example of the withdrawal […read more…]